Scientific Decision Making, Policy Decisions and the Obesity Pandemic

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Dr. James Hébert, Professor of Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which clarifies the definition of obesity and the measurement of risk factors in an attempt to develop study designs appropriate to treat the alarming obesity pandemic. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dylndrt

Ron Atlas: Publication of H5N1 Research (MWV57)

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In episode 57 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 18, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Ron Atlas Ph.D., Chair of ASM's Biodefense Committee and Professor of Biology, University of Louisville. Stan and Ron discuss the recent recommendation by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) to withhold some of the key data regarding transmissibility from recent research on the H5N1...

Hospitalized Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection: The Mayo Clinic Experience

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Chakradhar Venkata, MBBS, an intensivist at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital-Mayo Health System, discusses his Online First article entitled “Hospitalized Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection: The Mayo Clinic Experience” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/2al2a2r ). This retrospective study of 66 adults hospitalized at Mayo Clinic with 2009 H1N1 influenza infection describes the most common comorbidities, symptoms, and complications seen in these patients as well their rates of ICU...

Reconstituing Arepanrix Pandemic vaccine

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A short video for immunizers on how to reconstitute Arepanrix vaccine.

Dr. Greg Poland, Director of Mayo Vaccine Research Group, discusses H1N1 updates (Part 2)

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In this video recorded November 19, 2009, Dr. Gregory Poland, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Director of the Mayo Vaccine Research group, discusses his review article to be published in the January 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings ( www.mayoclinicproceedings.com ) review and to be published ahead of print in early December 2009 and provides updates on H1N1. In this segment of the interview, Dr. Poland addresses primarily a health care professional audience and...

Dr. Greg Poland, Director of Mayo Vaccine Research Group, provides H1N1 updates (Part 1)

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Dr. Greg Poland, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, discusses his Mayo Clinic Proceedings review article on H1N1 (to be published ahead of print in early December 2009, available at www.mayoclinicproceedings.com ). In this segment of the interview, Dr. Poland discusses the continued importance of being vaccinated and the prospect of future waves of H1N! Infection, identifies the groups most at risk, discusses the...

The One Health Initiative MWV18

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Ronald Atlas, former President for the American Society for Microbiology, discusses the new One Health Initiative that recognizes the inter-relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration in integrating these areas for the health and well-being of all species. Development of the One Health Initiative began in 2007 with the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) efforts to strengthen communications and...

Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease – MWV15

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From your local bus route to international air travel, infectious diseases can spread across the globe in a matter of hours. In this video podcast episode filmed at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., Stephen Eubank from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech and Daniel Lucey from Georgetown University discuss the role of transportation in the spread of disease and examine the effectiveness of various measures to curb transmission. Stephen Eubank, Ph.D., is a...